they have so little respect for the intelligence of this generation
Fox reporter: What do you think of this blatantly offensive thing? College students: I don’t appreciate the light-hearted dehumanization of fellow human beings Fox reporter: lmao listen to this sjw bullshit #lol #kek #triggered
wow…so they went to an Ivy League school with some of the brightest and hardworking young minds in the country and attempted to shame them for being intellectually sound and thoughtful of race in America? this shows you how disgustingly warped conservatives see the world and how they cater to the lowest common denominator, because this was supposed to make academics seem bourgeois.
Please take a seat, Fox News. Your thinly veiled racism is starting to be much less veiled….
My dude and I have been throwing around this idea of "perceived luxury," in that middle- to upper-middle class people do things like buy Kerigs, Coach purses, and shitty townhomes because it makes them feel rich, when actual rich people are like "f that shit." Do you think McMansions are this same sort of thing? Like this nescient view of what "being rich" not only fueled the buying a house you can't afford, but also the actual design of the house?
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://www.mcmansionhell.com/post/148836862221/my-dude-and-i-have-been-throwing-around-this-idea">mcmansionhell</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>This describes both McMansions and everyone I went to high school with perfectly.</p></blockquote><p></p>
McMansions 101: What Makes a McMansion Bad Architecture?
Sometimes people ask, why is xyz house bad? Asking this question does not imply that the asker has bad taste or no taste whatsoever - it means that they are simply not educated in basic architectural concepts. In this post, I will introduce basic architectural concepts and explain why not all suburban/exurban/residential houses are McMansions, as well as what makes a McMansion especially hideous.
Disclaimer: These same principles do not always apply to Modernist or even canonically Postmodern architecture. These principles are for the classical or traditional architecture most residential homes are modeled after.
Design Principle #1: Masses & Voids
The mass is the largest portion of a building. Individual masses become interesting when they are combined together to form a façade. The arrangement of these shapes to create weight is called massing. As the pieces are combined, they are divided into categories: primary and secondary masses (1).
The primary mass is the largest shape in the building block. The secondary masses are the additional shapes that form the façade of a building.
Windows, doors, or other openings are called voids. Voids allow creation of negative space that allow for breaks within masses. Placing voids that allow for natural breaks in the mass create balance and rhythm across the building’s elevation.
The secondary masses should never compete with the primary mass. For example: an oversized projected entry or portico (secondary mass) will overwhelm the house (primary mass) behind it. The McMansion has no concept of mass. McMansions often have so many secondary masses that the primary mass is reduced to a role of filling in gaps between the secondary masses. An example:
Another issue with McMansions and mass is the use of too many voids. Some McMansions are so guilty of this they resemble swiss cheese in appearance. In the below example, the masses are so pockmarked with voids, they give the façade an overall appearance of emptiness.
I hate how we automatically shun or ridicule anything or anyone different than us. Take the time out to learn to pronounce people’s names because it’s little things like this they will remember forever
Make them learn your name.
twitter(.)com/jowrotethis/status/733092075856613377 I DIED AND NOW I'M HAVING THIS PUT ON MY GRAVESTONE
Imagine that you’re twenty years old. You were born in 1996. You were five years old on 9/11. For as long as you can remember, the United States has been at war.
When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouragedconsumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.
In America, the bottom falls out fast. The adults who take care of you struggle to take care of themselves. Perhaps your parent loses a job. Perhaps your family loses its home.
In 2009, politicians claim the recession is over, but your hardship is not. Wages are stagnant or falling. The costs of health care, child care, and tuition continue to rise exponentially. Full-time jobs turn into contract positions while benefits are slashed. Middle-class jobs are replaced with low-paying service work. The expectations of American life your parents had when you were born — that a “long boom” will bring about unparalleled prosperity — crumble away.
Baby boomers tell you there is a way out: a college education has always been the key to a good job. But that doesn’t seem to happen anymore. The college graduates you know are drowning in student debt, working for minimum wage, or toiling in unpaid internships. Prestigious jobs are increasinglyclustered in cities where rent has tripled or quadrupled in a decade’s time. You cannot afford to move, and you cannot afford to stay. Outside these cities, newly abandoned malls join long abandoned factories. You inhabit a landscape of ruin. There is nothing left for you.
Every now and then, people revolt. When you are fifteen, Occupy Wall Street captivates the nation’s attention, drawing attention to corporate greed and lost opportunity. Within a year, the movement fades, and its members do things like set up “boutique activist consultancies.” When you are seventeen, the Fight for 15 workers movement manages to make higher minimum wage a mainstream proposition, but the solutions politicians pose are incremental. No one seems to grasp the urgency of the crisis. Even President Barack Obama, a liberal Democrat — the type of politician who’s supposed to understand poverty — declares that the economy has recovered.
I know stuff like this has been a topic of conversation on my dash for years but this bit was a nice articulation:
Capitalism, in other words, holds less appeal in an era when the invisible hand feels like a death grip. Americans under 20 have had little to no adult experience in a pre-Great Recession economy. Things older generations took for granted — promotions, wages that grow over time, a 40-hour work week, unions, benefits, pensions, mutual loyalty between employers and employees — are increasingly rare.
As a consequence, these basic tenets of American work life, won by labor movements in the early half of the twentieth century, are now deemed “radical.” In this context, Bernie Sanders, whose policies echo those of New Deal Democrats, can be deemed a “socialist” leading a “revolution”. His platform seems revolutionary only because American work life has become so corrupt, and the pursuit of basic stability so insurmountable, that modest ambitions — a salary that covers your bills, the ability to own a home or go to college without enormous debt — are now fantasies or luxuries.
When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I’m basically the same,” the 70-year-old presumptive Republican nominee once told a biographer. “The temperament is not that different.
this is the single saddest thing I’ve ever seen on cutthroat kitchen
Ah! But I saw this episode, and he didn’t go home! This guy had a really thick accent + legit didn’t understand Alton, it wasn’t because he was dumb or not listening. He also realized as soon as they all grabbed their ingredients, not after he cooked. He explained it to alton and the judge, and they were really cool about it, like “ok well just cook the brisket the best you can, aright?” And it was really good, so some other chump who made an awful dish went home instead of him!!
(And after this Alton started describing the dishes so it wouldn’t happen again)
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